Fast, Affordable Primes Were the Most Popular Lenses During Feb 2021

It’s that time of the month where we look at the gear you, our readers, have been snapping up. This roundup will focus on the most popular lenses for February 2021. If you’re interested in seeing which cameras have been finding new homes during February, check out this post. We’ve been seeing a trend over the last few months here at The Phoblographer. Fast, affordable primes are incredibly popular, especially for Sony Mirrorless cameras. This is really not surprising. The quality of even the most affordable lenses has gone through the roof in recent times. So, lets, dive in and see the most popular lenses for February 2021.

Sigma 16mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary

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In our review, we said:

“It’s sharp, has nice bokeh, contrast, manageable fringing, and autofocuses at a fair speed. Plus, it has weather sealing. There isn’t a whole lot to hate with the Sigma 16mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary. If you’re the type of photographer who shoots wide, does documentary style work, and needs a reliable lens in their bag, this is one of the best options you’ve got if you’re a Sony shooter.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now Canon EF-M: $369

Buy now M4/3: $399

Buy now Sony E: $374.99

Tamron 20mm F2.8 Di III OSD

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In our review, we said:

“This lens has great image quality with nice bokeh (when possible), very good sharpness, and beautiful colors. On top of all that, it’s lightweight and built like a tank. Best of all, the price and portability are things you’ll be very happy with.

Chris Gampat – Gear Editor
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Buy now Sony E: $249

Tamron 24mm f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2

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In our review, we said:

“The Tamron 24mm f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 (Model F051) is an affordably priced lens for Sony Full Frame Mirrorless cameras that combines outstanding image quality and robust weather sealing with a compact and lightweight form factor.”

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Buy now Sony E: $199

Pro Tip: All of the most popular lenses from the month of February are winners in our book. Though they might be affordable, that doesn’t mean you should neglect them. These popular lenses will need to be cleaned often, just like any lens. Use this lens cleaning kit to keep your lenses looking and functioning like new. It’s under $15 and should be in every photographer’s camera bag.

Fujifilm 50mm f2 R WR

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In our review, we said:

“really recommend it for street photographers and street portraiture. Studio shooters have a whole number of other options. The weather sealing and autofocus performance make it well suited to the streets–which is where most Fuji shooters will be going. One of the best things is the reliability of this lens; you’ll be able to surely keep using it in tough weather.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now: $449

Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary

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In our review, we said:

“The Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary produces some of the best images we’ve seen to date of any lens designed specifically for Crop Sensor Sony E Mount cameras. In-focus areas are tack sharp. Out of focus areas pack plenty of bokeh. Images produced by the Sigma 56mm f1.4 are consistently sharp in the center of the frame. Sharpness goes throughout the available aperture range (f1.4 to f16).

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Buy now Canon EF-M: $395

Buy now M4/3: $410

Buy now Sony E: $397

Brett Day

Brett Day is the Gear Editor at The Phoblographer and has been a photographer for as long as he can remember. Brett has his own photography business that focuses on corporate events and portraiture. In his spare time, Brett loves to practice landscape and wildlife photography. When he's not behind a camera, he's enjoying life with his wife and two kids, or he's playing video games, drinking coffee, and eating Cheetos.